The Glass Works is progressing during an era of radical change for the UK high street.
Rather than focusing on traditional shopping malls, BMBC's judiciously created a scheme that could evolve with market conditions. The concept of town 'anchors' - such as markets, libraries and cinemas to support shops and restaurants are now seen as crucial to a self-sufficient urban core.
Barnsley was at the forefront of this radical shift.
There are several elements to Barnsley's regeneration, but the primary driver for change is The Glass Works. This vibrant retail and leisure destination will see Barnsley thrive for generations to come.